Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Step 5 - Optional: Find a Sidekick (Part 6 of 10)
The art of sidekicking is fast losing favor among superpeople. Perhaps the egocentricity of this generation means superheroes don’t want much help anymore--they feel confident on their own. Batman even seems to have left Robin to fend for himself. Still, many find sidekicks to be of great assistance. They provide moral support, comic relief, and are unquestionably loyal. (If you ask them to refinish your deck while you’re away, it will get done.) Additionally, if your own powers aren’t quite up to industry standards, a sidekick can provide critical backup in intense combat. Conversely, sidekicks’ thirst for the limelight can be obnoxious, their jokes and catch phrases get old, and they usually want a 30%+ cut of your merchandising revenues.